GENETIC DIVERSITY AMONG YERSINIA ENTEROCOLITICA ISOLATED FROM SEWAGE, RAW MILK AND PACKED FOODS

Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. 2014;vol. 4(no. 3):271-276

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences

ISSN: 1338-5178 (Online)

Publisher: Slovak University of Agriculture

Society/Institution: Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Science: Microbiology

Country of publisher: Slovakia

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Shanmuga Priya Seshadhri
Thayumanavan Thangavelu
Senthil Murugan Thangavel

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

A total of 90 isolates (40 from sewage, 30 from raw milk and 20 from packed foods) collected to study the incidence of Yersinia enterocolitica. It was observed that 61 isolates (32 from sewage, 19 from raw milk and 10 from packed foods) were found contaminated with the bacterium. All the isolated strains were confirmed to Yersinia enterocolitica, by using 16S rRNA PCR. Of 61 strains, only five strains (two from sewage and two from packed foods and one from raw milk) were found to be the producers of haemolysin at 37 oC, while among the five strains only two strains from packed foods produced haemolysin at 28 oC. All the isolates showed resistance to amoxicillin and found sensitive to chloramphenicol. Seven strains were producer of High molecular weight proteins (HMWP). 53 strains have produced rough LPS, while the smooth LPS has been observed for 8 isolates. Eleven and six different profiles observed in outermembrane proteins and lipopolysaccaride respectively. Combined primer 1 and 2 RAPD-PCR dendogram shows eight different genotypic patterns.